FIRST Robotics Competition Team, Stellar Robotics, competed in Cleveland at the Wolstein Center on March 18-19. The high school team ranked third out of 58 teams at the end of qualification matches. They went out in the semi-finals of eliminations. This performance currently has the team tied for first place ranking in the state.
The team also won the Judges’ Award, which recognizes a team that scores well in all judging categories.
Students from Ontario High School, Mansfield Christian, Lucas High School, homeschools, College Now at NCSC, and Mount Vernon Nazarene dual enrollment were represented at the event.
Students and mentors are hard at work preparing for their next competition in Cincinnati on April 1-2. You can watch this event via livestream by going to the team website at www.firstroboticsmansfield.com.
The junior high team also competed the same weekend, at their Super-Regional event in Iowa. FIRST Tech Challenge Team Hercules competed with 72 teams from 13 states in two divisions. While they experienced some technical difficulties in robot-field communications, they still managed to win three out of four of the matches they participated in. Team Hercules is finished with their competition season and will now be focusing on outreach and training activities until the start of their second season next fall.
Both teams build at the Kehoe Center in Shelby, OH, which is part of North Central State College. Numerous area industries and businesses support these teams, including ArcelorMittal, Lowe’s, Searchlight, The Regional Manufacturing Coalition, and SJE-Rhombus.
For more information on robotics programs for all ages, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the team website at www.firstroboticsmansfield.com.